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I would say about 2' max. I tried pushing over 30" and it was slow and difficult work.

How deep is 30" plus of snow....





It's hard to tell, but those piles I'm making are as tall as my 48" split rail fence.



My trusty Springer Spaniel was out helping. He was digging the snow up for me, thanks Asher! Good boy.:thumbs:

 

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I have used my 1971 MF12H for commercial snow removal this year, i have no doubt that my tractor can push 2 feet of snow. With a good set of tire chains and wheel weights my tractor will push all day long! I will tell you one thing, the road salt they put down here in iowa has taken its toll on my tractor as i trailer it. So come spring time its going to be tore apart, blasted and re-painted. I might also be fabricating a cab for it this spring. its hard to say i have so much on my plate i still have to finish my MF7 narrow front project before the tractor shows start up this year. oh just remembered if you look at the pic to the left i put an electric winch on my tractor with some aftermarket lights, works very well, much better then lifting it by hand over and over again!
 

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tweidman said:
I have an electric lift as well, the manual lift is ridiculous.
I agree but have to do it manually for now, gonna end up with my left arm being bigger then my right. LOL
 

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How much more snow did yas end up getting? I think they are calling for more this week. I hope it isn't much.
 

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The news said between 32 - 34". I have areas that are up to my waste. I had to mount the snow thrower on Sunday. The plow came by and made a nice 4 foot high, ten foot thick wall of snow at the beginning of my driveway. I hit the snow wall with the plow and I just bounced off of it.:( I had my wife chop up the packed snow with a shovel and I used the thrower to fling it out of the way. The thrower worked well of clearing this huge snow fall. :rocker2:I should have had it on from the beginning. :rolleyes:
 

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That's awesome the snow thrower worked good. I almost dug mine out to attempt to put it on but I haven't had it mounted yet and I think I am missing the one bolt that goes from the lift lever to raise and lower the snow thrower. I think I might have everything else but without attempting to mount it up I am not sure. I know I need the cable that controls the chute direction.
 

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My wife just texted me and said they are calling for 5" - 1' for tuesday. I think I am going to see what i can come up with to get the blower mounted. I am going to start a new thread for advice on getting it hooked up.
 

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Mine was missing parts too. It took some work and time fabbing up some parts to get it mounted the first time. Do you have the manual?
 

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Ok, now i've done it! I jsut bet my brother the cost of putting a loader on my tractor that my MF12H can push 2 feet of wet snow as it is right now. That is with ags, 50 lb wheel weights, and the stock 42 inch plow.
 

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Hey you guys are lucky you get to play with your tractors in the snow, up here in Canada where I am we got 5 or 6" for the whole season, only plowed my driveway once this winter with my little MF8, never used my MF12 it has home made 4' blade. Send some up here.
 

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DH1 said:
Hey you guys are lucky you get to play with your tractors in the snow, up here in Canada where I am we got 5 or 6" for the whole season, only plowed my driveway once this winter with my little MF8, never used my MF12 it has home made 4' blade. Send some up here.
Doug, I think mother nature is confused this year as we don't normally get this much snow and you guys up there in Canada should be getting it all LOL
 

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Ok, now i've done it! I jsut bet my brother the cost of putting a loader on my tractor that my MF12H can push 2 feet of wet snow as it is right now. That is with ags, 50 lb wheel weights, and the stock 42 inch plow.
I hope you win the bet :thumbs:
 

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tweidman said:
Never bet anything that you are not prepared to loose. (my life lesson for the day) :D

Good luck.
I sense a new section.... Dr. Tweidman's tip of the day LOL.
 

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Thanks, in hindsight, that would have been a good idea. But like you said-hindsight is 20/20 or something like that.
Yes hindsight is always 20/20. Now all you can do is plan and prepare and try to do your best at winning the bet. You better start putting as much weight as ya can on it.
 
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